Please join us on Sunday, August 21st at 12pm as we lead a Storefront: A Historic East Village Food Tour for Untapped Cities @untappedcities. On this walking and tasting tour of some of our favorite East Village food establishments, you can discover the food, history, and diverse culture of our neighborhood while tasting delicious specialties from at least 6 different tasting stops. On this tour you will learn about the diverse German, Italian, Jewish and Ukrainian history of the East Village and try some fresh homemade mozzarella, drink an authentic New York City egg cream or have a freshly roasted cup of #coffee from Porto Rico ☕️, taste a hot Ukrainian potato pierogi with toppings, sample a freshly baked Jewish sugar cookie, enjoy an authentic New York hot dog 🌭 and tropical drink and taste a freshly baked cannoli. Enough food will be sampled so that for most people lunch afterwards is not needed. Tickets for this tour are $40 (food included) and can be purchased at: http://untappedcities.com/storefront-a-historic-east-village-food-tour-with-james-karla-murray/
Thursday, July 28, 2016
When we took this photo in 2006 for our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York" we also interviewed the owner and got a tour of the original interior including the rolling wooden ladders that were necessary to reach the upper cabinets and shelves 🔧🔨🔩that ran the length of the store. The store even had the distinctive smell of a #hardware store, which the owner explained to us "is produced by a co-mingling of odors from fertilizer and oil among others."
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Carousel Bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has a #storefront designed to attract attention with its red and white stripes. We can't think of a better way to highlight the intricate and beautiful selection of wedding and birthday #cake 🎂they have in their windows! Photo of Carousel 🎪 🎠 Bakery from 2001 taken with 35mm film appears in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York."